Sculpteo Meetup: SketchUp for 3D printing & Prototyping

SketchUp for 3D Printing & Prototyping Meetup with Sculpteo

Posted By on Jan 22, 2014 |

SketchUp is a great tool for designing physical objects. For this MeetUp, we’ll take a closer look at how SketchUp is being used in the world of 3D Printing, as well as how it’s being used with other fabrication methods like CNC routing and laser cutting.

Space is limited to 25 people, so please RSVP right away. Of course, if you can’t attend, please don’t hold a spot that someone else could fill.

Where does it take place:

Imagination 180 Sansome Street Suite 1400, San Francisco

And when: Thursday 23 January, 7-9pm
It you want to join us for this event, be sure to register on the SketchUp Bay Area Meetup Group.

Presentation Topics & Speakers


The Democratization of 3D Printing (Kristen Turner, Sculpteo)

3D printing is democratizing manufacturing. Creating custom prototypes and products has never been more accessible or affordable. This talk will illustrate the ways people are combining a suite of tools — from 3D printing and design software to crowd funding and APIs — to construct an ecosystem that supports innovation. (For the buzzword-adverse, this talk will show you a bunch of cool projects and give you some useful resources for making your own stuff. Plus, you’ll get a discount code to Sculpteo.)

About Kristen: 

Kristen Turner is the Marketing Director at Sculpteo, an online 3D printing service based in San Francisco. She was previously CMO at Ponoko, an online laser cutting service, and a product designer at Target Corporation.

Prototyping a Drone: A case study about AeroTestra (Sean Headrick, AeroTestra)

Ever wonder how you would go about designing a drone helicopter outfitted with a GoPro all using SketchUp… and then fabricate the real thing using a CNC router, laser cutter and waterjet? Yeah, us too. That’s why we asked Sean to tell us the SketchUp story behind AeroTestra – including the do’s and don’ts of exporting SketchUp models for real world fabrication. Hey, if we’re lucky, we might even get to fly one of these guys around the conference room!

About Sean:

Sean Headrick is originally a designer of custom furniture and cabinetry out of San Jose. However, his passion has been his AeroTestra project which has lead him to use SketchUp combined with a number of manufacturing methods to build a Small Unmanned Air Vehicle product for sale via the website

Plus, as always, you’re welcome to bring  your own stories and/or fabricated stuff for our member show & tell towards the end of the meeting. Please email [masked] if you are planning to bring something to talk about so that we are sure to make enough time to accommodate everyone.


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